Chapter 1692: Is there a rule against drinking alcohol?
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Elder Gong shook his head, disinclined to pay any more attention to Lei He.
“Ye Wanwan, as long as you expose the mastermind, Scarlet Flames Academy will definitely give you a lenient punishment. Otherwise, only death awaits you!” Elder Lei He shouted at her harshly.
It wasn’t important whether Ye Wanwan died or not, but if they could use Ye Wanwan to drag Elder Gong into the matter… Meng Tian’s death would be worth it!
“Only death awaits me?” Ye Wanwan looked at him in confusion. “I’m rather puzzled by Elder Lei He’s words. May I ask what unpardonable crime I committed that requires me to pay with my life?”
“Oh? So you stubbornly refuse to admit your wrongdoings?” the elder from the enforcement council interjected.
Ye Wanwan’s gaze fell on the elder. “Please clearly tell me what I did.”
“Ye Wanwan, you murdered Meng Tian with irrefutable evidence, so there’s no room for denial,” the enforcer elder expressionlessly said.
“Murdered Meng Tian?” Ye Wanwan was startled. “Elder, although matches end when a result is reached… accidents are unavoidable. I believe no one present would refute this point, correct?”
“It’s useless to quibble here,” the enforcer elder said.
“How am I quibbling? If I need to pay a life for a life, then why didn’t Elder Lei He’s eldest disciple stand up and pay with his life when he killed my master’s beloved disciple back then?” Ye Wanwan questioned.
“As you said, accidents are unavoidable. The case of Elder Lei He’s eldest disciple was considered an accident back then.” The enforcer elder’s tone turned impatient.
Ye Wanwan nodded lightly. “That’s right, Elder. My case was also an accident, so I’m also innocent.”
“You claim you did it accidentally?! What a joke! I witnessed you killing Meng Tian myself; it absolutely wasn’t an accident!” the referee suddenly argued.
“Referee, how are you a referee with your judgment abilities?” Ye Wanwan found it humorous. “May I ask what rank Meng Tian and Meng Ke were, referee?”
“S-rank. So what?” the referee answered truthfully.
“And what rank am I?” Ye Wanwan pursued.
“D-rank, of course.”
“That’s right! When a D-rank mercenary like me has to fight two S-rank mercenaries at the same time, I can’t help but be nervous. In my nervous state, my brain’s judgment abilities were naturally compromised. Plus, I’m only a D-rank mercenary, so I can’t control myself as well as an S-rank mercenary. What fault is there from an error on my part?” Ye Wanwan asked with a smile.
“Utter nonsense!” The enforcer elder shouted angrily. “That’s because you drank alcohol and killed Meng Tian after getting drunk! How dare you keep searching for excuses?!”
“Drinking alcohol…” The corners of Ye Wanwan’s lips curled up, and she stared at the enforcer elder with a smirk. “May I ask this elder if there are rules in Scarlet Flames Academy that prohibit students participating in the martial competition from drinking alcohol?!”
Everyone turned to each other, stunned. Um… there really doesn’t seem to be this explicit rule…
“No!” the enforcer elder replied impatiently.
“Since this rule doesn’t exist, why can’t I drink when my craving for alcohol overcomes me…? If you drink, you get drunk. Your judgment abilities are impaired and your mind becomes intoxicated. This is common knowledge. Hence, drunkenness definitely impacts a match in all sorts of uncertain ways. Everyone knows this, so why didn’t you prohibit a competitor from drinking alcohol? This can only be attributed to an error on your part. What does it have to do with me?” Ye Wanwan lectured him without pause.
“You…!” The enforcer elder was at a loss for words.
With a smile, Ye Wanwan continued, “I’ve done everything in strict adherence of Scarlet Flames’ rules. Since there aren’t any rules that prohibit the consumption of alcohol, I’m not responsible for any of the uncertain factors following the consumption of alcohol. That’s reasonable, right?”